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More Tales of the City: Tales of the City, Book 2 | [Armistead Maupin]

More Tales of the City: Tales of the City, Book 2

The tenants of 28 Barbary Lane have fled their cozy nest for adventures far afield. Mary Ann Singleton finds love at sea with a forgetful stranger, Mona Ramsey discovers her doppelgänger in a desert whorehouse, and Michael Tolliver bumps into his favorite gynecologist in a Mexican bar. Meanwhile, their venerable landlady takes the biggest journey of all - without ever leaving home.
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The tenants of 28 Barbary Lane have fled their cozy nest for adventures far afield. Mary Ann Singleton finds love at sea with a forgetful stranger, Mona Ramsey discovers her doppelgänger in a desert whorehouse, and Michael Tolliver bumps into his favorite gynecologist in a Mexican bar. Meanwhile, their venerable landlady takes the biggest journey of all - without ever leaving home.

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    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 04-07-13
    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 04-07-13 Member Since 2006

    Don't you just love a great story well told?

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    "More Real City Life Captured by Maupin"

    Maupin hits stride in his second book with Mary Ann, the archetypal young single woman, continuing to loosen up in San Francisco in the seventies with the help of the residents of the Barbary Lane including the gay but fretful Michael, the slightly lost Mona, the carnally hungry Brian, and the extremely well adjusted but mysterious Anna Madrigal. These characters, their lovers, and friends make for a most realistic, funny, and charming portrait of gay and straight life in the seventies in San Francisco. The overall plot involving a nice guy with serious enigmatic phobias is the least reason for enjoying these books. The real reason to enjoy these books is to see the various character's lives intersect in the most unexpected ways and for them to treat each other with all the respect, dignity, and kindness that nice people of any sort deserve. (which excludes the dastardly Beachamp Day) The narration by Cynthia Nixon is the best so far. (I've heard four of these books now.) Nixon's tender voice is an excellent match for the gentle souls of this series. She reads with the perfect blend of narration and acting skills. Rachel Maddow's (oh and that's... "sweet but all-too-short") preface hits just the right note for this ground-breaking series that, rightly, treats being gay as a perfectly normal preference given to some people at birth. If you are considering this, be sure to buy the first book "Tales of the City" first. The whole thing makes far more sense when experienced in order. Not recommended for the close-minded or prudish with lots of frank sexual discussion.

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    Barbara Mt. Kisco, NY, United States 07-03-14
    Barbara Mt. Kisco, NY, United States 07-03-14 Member Since 2011
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    "So well read, it's like going to the theater!"

    What a treat to listen to Cynthia Nixon PERFORM all the parts, rather than just read them as so many narrators do! I lived in San Francisco when Tales of the City ran in the Chronicle each week so this is a walk down memory lane for me. I doubt it will resonate with a young reader (it's set in the 1970s and boy, have times changed) but the story is vivid, the characters quirky and appealing, and the reading, superb. This is light but very satisfying listening.

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    Ronald Moore Kissimmee, FL USA 09-15-13
    Ronald Moore Kissimmee, FL USA 09-15-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Great series, great narrator"
    Would you listen to More Tales of the City again? Why?

    Yes. Love the series and love the characters.


    What does Cynthia Nixon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voice of Mary Ann


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed quite a bit


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    A great series. Fun to see these characters eventually give up their secrets ( but not all of them ) in San Francisco in the seventies. A fun read and listen. I probably enjoyed reading just a bit more than I did listening to it. Highly recommend.

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